DDIFO Names Acting President

The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group, (DDIFO)which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the U.S., has named Jim Coen, a member of the DDIFO Board of Directors, as its acting President and Chief Operating Officer. He takes over December 1, 2008 from Mark Dubinsky who has tendered his resignation after two …

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NEFA President meets with TV Star

NEFA President and PR Works founder Steve Dubin and account manager Joe D’Eramo recently met with TV star Christopher Lowell at the national convention for their mutual client DirectBuy Franchise System.  The convention was held in San Francisco and attended by more than 1,500 DirectBuy staff members. Lowell, a decorator and television personality, is the …

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Brueggers continues to expand despite weak economy

Bruegger’s  the Burlington, VT franchisor announced that it will continue to add bakeries in spite of the weak economy. In 2008, the company is ahead of plan inking development agreements totaling 46 new bakery commitments. Since 2005, when Bruegger’s significantly modified its franchising program, the company has reached development agreements for 153 new bakeries. This …

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Patrick Kaufmann joins DDIFO Board of Directors

Professor and Chair of Boston University’s Marketing Department and renowned expert on Franchising The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group, which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the U.S., is pleased to announce the addition of Professor Patrick Kaufmann to its Board of Directors. Kaufmann holds a BA in Economics from Georgetown …

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Coffee News Announces New Ownership

NEFA Member William (Bill) Buckley of Bangor, ME and President of Coffee News USA, Inc.  announced the purchase of the parent company and owner of intellectual property rights for the Coffee News franchise system, 2703203 Manitoba, Inc., located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bill has operated the company under a Management Continuity Agreement since March 1, 2006, …

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